Claire Sweeney and boyfriend Daniel had a son together back in September

First comes love, then come marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage – that’s how it goes right?

Well, not always.

Claire Sweeney and her boyfriend, Daniel Reilly, have decided to part ways, just months after having their son.

The 44-year-old mum and her partner, have split up once already, after getting engaged on Christmas Eve in 2012. But just weeks after finding out she was pregnant, they called it a day on their relationship, before rekindling their romance after growing closer to one another during the pregnancy.

The former Brookside actress spoke fondly about the dad-to-be during their reconciliation, saying: ‘We’re together all the time now. Daniel has been living with me and looking after me. He’s been so lovely.’

But it seems that it just wasn’t meant to be, as Claire told the MailOnline that it was the end of the road for her and Daniel (cue the Boyz II Men song).

‘Whilst we have decided not to remain together we are committed to bringing up our wonderful son and making sure we are great parents and supporting each other to achieve that.’

Claire and Daniel’s little boy, Jaxon, was a bundle of joy and amazing news for the couple, as Claire had experienced two miscarriages before.

Although the pair of opted out of being a couple together, they’re still working together as a team when it comes to parenting.

‘The priority is the baby. Daniel just took to nappy changing straight away and he’s always here supporting me. I couldn’t wish for anyone better.’

And it seems Claire won’t be any short of a pair of helping hands, and she’s spoken before of Daniel being a hands-on dad, saying: ‘He took him off me for a few hours this morning so I could sleep for a while.’

With two parents who love him so much, that little boy’s a lucky kid!

 Amy Lo